The top 5 speechwriting articles of the year

A look at how and why you should use humor and cut ‘thank you’ in your next speech are among the topics in this year’s most-read stories for speakers.

The advice offered in the most-popular stories for speakers can be put to good use by newbies and veterans alike. Don’t miss the speaker cheat sheet, presentation tips from TED, and what to never say in a speech below.

1. How to add humor to your speech—without being a comedian

2. 3 reasons to cut ‘thank you’ from your next speech

3. A cheat sheet for public speaking

4. 10 things the best speakers never say

5. 5 presentation tips from TED’s executive producer

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